Happiness can not be dependent on any one thing or person. I feel your hard work and positivity should not focus on what you want and your mental peace should be independent of the outcome. To be happy is really a decision and not a by product of an activity or possession.

Life is a journey towards your goals and ambitions but they all cannot come true in one month or year! You add them, like feathers in your cap, one by one … over a lifetime. And by being dependent on outcome one is setting up themselves for an unhappiness journey of a lifetime.   
2 combos with black top: 
Buffalo Plaid scarf on black
Buffalo Plaid scarf on black

Shoes: BareTraps, Jeans: Abercrombie and Fitch, Top: banana republic, Scarf: J crew factory